Orange Ball Squad
Squad Tennis coaching for kids 7-10yrs

The Orange Ball Squad is for players aged between 7yrs to 10yrs who would like a head start with their tennis development to ensure good habits are learnt early to lay a solid foundation.
With the addition of Squad Coaching which has different drilling and match play scenarios than Group and Private Coaching, each player is given the confidence to play at their best.

Players are placed into groups of similar ability and each group is coached differently, taking into account the groups age, stage of tennis development and skill sets.
The Squad Coaching program includes:

  • Stroke production with Excel Tennis Director / High Performance Coach Marcus Petrou
  • Footwork / movement training
  • Drilling to consolidate technique and match play patterns
  • Match play with tactical awareness around point construction and strategy
  • Tennis etiquette and sportsmanship

Please note our Squad Coaching program is open to all players who are also enrolled in a Group and/or Private Coaching program in the same term.

Amazing Bonus Inclusions:

We are excited to offer our Squad players:

1 x FREE Introductory Excel Tennis T-Shirt

1 x FREE Introductory Drink Bottle

1 x FREE Introductory Orange Ball Junior Holiday Tournament Day Pass (2.5hrs of tennis)*
*Conditions: Valid for 6 months from your first Squad Coaching lesson.

PRICELESS OPPORTUNITY: An increased chance to represent Excel Tennis in an on-court playing experience at the 2022 Australian Open. As part of the ANZ Hot Shots program, kids will play tennis on an Australian Open court before one of the first matches of the day. Participants will also receive a free Ground Pass for a parent to come along to watch them play on court and spend a day at the Open. One lucky kid may also be selected for the coin toss!

There are only a limited number of invitations which we will be drawn randomly. The first 50 percent of invitations will be drawn from our Orange Ball Squad participants, and the remaining 50 percent from pupils in our Orange Ball Group and Private Coaching programs.**

**Conditions: Must be enrolled into Orange Ball Squad for at least 2 full terms during 2021.
Not participated in the AO Kids on Court Experience before.

  • 75min lessons
  • Max. 6 per group
  • Play 3/4 court
  • Orange low compression ball is used which is 50% slower than a normal ball
  • 23 & 25 inch racquets

Session Times:

Mentone Tennis Club, Parkdale
Tuesday 4:45-6:00pm
Le Page Tennis Club, Cheltenham

2021 Orange Ball Squad Packages:

In addition to our Amazing Bonus Inclusions please see our discount Squad Packages when Squad and Group Coaching or Squad and Private Coaching are paid by the Package Date.

All fees are GST Inclusive

Squad & Group Coaching Package

This package is discounted $13 when combining a full term of both Orange Ball Squad and Orange Ball Group Coaching.

Squad & Group Regular Fee Package Fee*
9 x 75min Squad $270.00 $257.00
9 x 60min Group $198.00 $198.00
Total: $468.00 $455.00

Squad & Private Coaching Package

This package is discounted $15 when combining a full term of both Orange Ball Squad and Private Coaching.

Squad & Private Regular Fee Package Fee*
9 x 75min Squad $270.00 $255.00
Commencement Package Date
TERM 1 Tue 2nd Feb
TERM 2 Tue 20th April Fri 26th March
TERM 3 Tue 13th July Fri 18th June
TERM 4 Tue 5th Oct Fri 10th Sept

* The Package Fee must strictly be paid by the Package Date